Diseases, 04 Aug 2021
Recent rainfall patterns and mild temperatures have proved ideal conditions for the development of root and foliar diseases increasing the need for growers to have a strategic and disciplined approach to disease management.
Diseases, 01 Aug 2021
Wheat growers are being urged to monitor the effectiveness of fungicides this season after the common wheat disease, Septoria tritici blotch, was discovered to be resistant to Group 11 fungicides (strobilurins).
Diseases, 31 Jul 2021
Soil-borne diseases are a significant constraint to farm profitability in Australia costing wheat growers alone an estimated $521 million annually in lost production, according to research by GRDC.
Diseases, 03 Jul 2021
WA growers and agronomists are being offered two-day workshops which will be presented by AFREN.
Diseases, 28 Jun 2021
Wheat lines containing a crown rot resistance gene have arrived in Australian quarantine, with pre-breeders standing by to test the resistance and combine it with four other sources previously identified in Australia
Diseases, 23 Jun 2021
The start to the grain cropping season in Western Australia has been wetter than usual which could mean higher-than-average crop disease levels in the coming months.
Diseases, 16 Jun 2021
A project is developing a ‘yield loss to disease’ tool that draws on five years of Australian field trial data and statistical analysis. The tool will be used to determine likely yield responses to various disease loads for wheat varieties with different resistance and tolerance ratings.
Diseases, 09 Jun 2021
A new GRDC podcast series aims to help growers understand how fungicide resistance develops and how they can prevent it from becoming an issue in their cropping programs.
Diseases, 08 Jun 2021
News reports on COVID-19 over the past 18 months have, at times, made reference to the field of epidemiology – the study of the distribution and causes of diseases in populations. Epidemiology is also vital in plant disease control – for example, delaying epidemic onset and slowing disease progress (‘flattening the curve’) are critical in dampening the epidemic potential of a plant pathogen.
Diseases, 31 May 2021
Scientists at the University of Queensland believe that gene editing will play a vital role in climate-proofing crops to ensure food security into the future.